Some readers are using a ProPublica database to search for doctors who freely prescribe opioid painkillers, raising questions

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And the case I’ll never forget. I’ve never seen so many hand injuries in my life. Sprained fingers, bruised and swollen flesh — all blooming around an abundance of tattoos

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Six part health issue focusing on cancer. Part One: The Improvisational Oncologist, In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear

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A Google Images search for “doctor” reveals essentially the same picture: a doctor wearing a crisply ironed white coat with a stethoscope draped, scarf-like, around the neck. The only difference between the images is the actual doctor—man or woman; white or black or Asian. The stethoscope sits like a fashion accessory on all of them, ear pieces over one shoulder, chest piece over the other

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Starting June 9, terminally ill Californians with six months or less to live can request a doctor’s prescription for medications intended to end their lives peacefully. If that sounds simple, it won’t be

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Fraying At The Edges

May 2, 2016

A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: That is the familiar face of Alzheimer’s. But there is also the waiting period, which Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence, grace and hope

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“The first thing I’m discussing now is Zika,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler. As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless

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“Tell me,” my patient’s daughter asked at the other end of the phone line. “Is she stable?” I wasn’t sure how to answer.

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